Surface AIO vs. iMac

Apparently it’s 2004 because Microsoft is making an all-in-one desktop

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Apparently it’s 2004 because Microsoft is making an all-in-one desktop

Microsoft is expected to unveil new Surface-branded hardware this year, including Surface Pro 5 and a Surface Book 2 tablet/laptops. But for the first time since introducing the Surface family of Windows devices, Microsoft may also launch a desktop computer of its own. Rumored to be an all-in-one (AIO) PC, the Surface desktop is expected to compete directly against Apple’s iMac. More →

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Surface vs iPad Pro

Microsoft’s Surface brutally bullies the iPad Pro in a new commercial

By on August 16, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Microsoft’s Surface brutally bullies the iPad Pro in a new commercial

There’s little love lost between the Microsoft Surface and the iPad. Apple’s device is more popular, but the Surface is more powerful and versatile, which Microsoft argues makes it an all-around better device. The debate will never be settled, but Microsoft has taken out an ad to show the iPad Pro who is boss.

The format is not new: both devices, side-by-side, with Siri talking to Cortana. The idea is that Siri is putting on a party to celebrate her new keyboard, but Cortana is the rude kid that shows up and craps all over everything.

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Microsoft Q1 2015 Earnings Surface

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:34 PM.

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

The first-generation Surface RT was a notorious bomb but Microsoft has diligently kept refining its Surface tablet models and has seen some impressive sales growth over the past year. According to Microsoft’s Q1 2015 earnings report that it released on Thursday, the company generated $908 million in Surface revenue, which is more than twice the $400 million in Surface revenue Microsoft reported in Q1 2014 and a sequential improvement from the $409 million in Surface revenue that the company posted in Q4 2014. More →

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Microsoft Surface vs. Apple iPad

Microsoft’s Surface is still getting mistaken for an iPad by NFL announcers after a $400M deal

By on September 8, 2014 at 11:14 AM.

Microsoft’s Surface is still getting mistaken for an iPad by NFL announcers after a $400M deal

It’s no secret that Microsoft has struggled to gain significant momentum with its Surface line of tablets, but it certainly doesn’t help when paid professionals can’t even get the name right on national television. Over a year ago, Microsoft announced a $400 million partnership with the NFL which would bring interactive content exclusively to the Xbox One. It also put Surface Pro 2 tablets into the hands of coaches and players on the sidelines, but there’s one thing Microsoft didn’t account for: none of the announcers seem to know what a Surface is. More →

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Microsoft Surface Sales $1.7 Billion Loss

Microsoft has lost $1.7 billion trying to make the Surface a hit

By on August 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Microsoft has lost $1.7 billion trying to make the Surface a hit

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet might finally be gaining some traction for Microsoft in the tablet market, but the whole Surface venture has come at an enormous cost. Computerworld notices that Microsoft revealed in an 8-K statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week that it has lost $1.7 billion on its Surface line of tablets so far, which is nearly double the $900 million write down that Microsoft took last year on unsold Surface inventory. More →

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Surface mini with Office Gemini

Reports of the Surface mini’s death have been greatly exaggerated

By on May 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Reports of the Surface mini’s death have been greatly exaggerated

The Surface mini project isn’t as dead as you might think, Neowin says, reporting that the device is real and may still launch in the future. The publication has confirmed that the mini tablet was excluded from the official Surface Pro 3 announcement following an “eleventh hour” decision – which apparently means as late as two days before the keynote – although it’s not clear whether or not Stephen Elop is to blame. However, it looks like Windows is waiting for one key feature to resurrect the Surface mini. More →

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Microsoft Surface Usage Over Time

Microsoft is bleeding Surface users as interest wanes

By on May 20, 2014 at 3:48 PM.

Microsoft is bleeding Surface users as interest wanes

Ahead of Microsoft’s Surface event on Tuesday, Chitika took a look at some usage statistics in the non-iPad tablet market, and the results for Microsoft’s devices were a tad bit worrying. Based on tens of millions of U.S. and Canadian online ad impressions, Chitika found that the Surface and Surface 2 usage share in the tablet market had fallen from 7.5% to 6.7% since February 1st, even excluding iPad usage. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Release Date

Microsoft unveils all new Surface Pro 3

By on May 20, 2014 at 11:19 AM.

Microsoft unveils all new Surface Pro 3

Microsoft is currently holding a press conference in New York City, during which several brand new Surface tablets are expected to be unveiled. You can watch the event live right here. Rumors were all over the map leading up to the event, with early reports suggesting that an 8-inch Surface mini tablet would finally be unveiled after two years of rumors. Subsequent claims suggested that wouldn’t be the case at all, and Microsoft would instead show off an updated Surface Pro 3 with a larger display, as well as a new Surface 3 running Windows RT.

Now, the guessing game is finally coming to an end. More →

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Surface Mini Details

Multiple new Surface tablets to be unveiled on May 20th

By on May 7, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

Multiple new Surface tablets to be unveiled on May 20th

Microsoft is widely expected to take the wraps off of a smaller “Surface mini” tablet during a press conference in New York City on May 20th. According to a new report, however, the Surface mini will be just one of several new tablet models that Microsoft plans to unveil at its event later this month. More →

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iPad Vs. Surface Microsoft Office

Will Office for iPad be the Surface’s death knell?

By on March 31, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

Will Office for iPad be the Surface’s death knell?

Microsoft finally released Office for iPad last week to both great acclaim and lucrative sales. However, this success story has raised some questions about what this means for Microsoft’s young hardware division and most specifically its Surface tablet. Forbes contributor Gene Marks makes the case that the Surface “died” the minute Microsoft decided to bring Office to the iPad, although he sees that as a positive sign for the company’s future. More →

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Surface Power Cover Release Date and Price

Surface Power Cover finally arrives to fix your battery issues

By on March 11, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

Surface Power Cover finally arrives to fix your battery issues

Microsoft is finally ready to ship the promised Surface Power Covers, as the company is currently taking pre-orders on its website, ZDNet reports, having revealed a March 19 launch date for the accessory. Priced at $199.99 in the U.S., the cover can extend battery life of up to 70% while still acting as a full keyboard and a screen cover for the Surface tablet. The device also recharges the battery of the Surface tablet while in use. More →

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Microsoft Surface iPad Sales

Ballmer explains how Apple forced his hand with the Surface

By on December 18, 2013 at 9:45 PM.

Ballmer explains how Apple forced his hand with the Surface

Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed in an interview with ZDNet that the company felt forced to manufacture its own Surface line of tablets to better compete against the iPad. Ballmer also said that the company’s decision to make its own hardware gave it the best shot to keep pace in a computer landscape where smartphones and tablets are evolving into the dominant species, even though that meant antagonizing some of its OEM partners that also make Windows-based computers.  More →

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Microsoft Surface Vs Galaxy Tab 10.1

Microsoft is finally tired of bashing Apple, sets sights on Samsung instead

By on December 2, 2013 at 9:40 AM.

Microsoft is finally tired of bashing Apple, sets sights on Samsung instead

Try as Microsoft might, it just can’t seem to put a dent in iPad sales with its Apple-bashing Surface ads. The company has issued several different ads that deal various jabs at Apple’s popular tablets, but the Windows RT-powered Microsoft Surface has yet to catch on with consumers while iPad sales came in at 14 million units last quarter. So, Microsoft decided to try something new. Since Android tablet sales have been growing far more quickly than iPad sales over the past year, why not start bashing them instead? And so we have Microsoft’s newest Surface RT advertisements, which set their sights on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 instead of Apple’s iPad lineup. More →

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